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    Conti Race King Supersonics; 2.0 or 2.2? Which is best, please?

    Hello fellow riders. Been loking at the Conti Race Kings supersonic, just needing a fast rolling tire for mostly dirt roads, no gnarly roots, rock gardens, NO mud, just hardpacked roads mostly. The bike is an Orbea Oiz fs, and I am 230lbs, OLD guy, no hucking, jumping stuff for me any more, too beat up and too many operations, LOL!! I would appreciate any information suggestions on these two or any other "easy/fast rolling " tires, please?

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    This tire should work well for your needs. I have been running this tire in 2.2 for a number of years now. Fast rolling, great grip in hardpack, soft loam, and some mud. The tire conforms well to the trail, black chilli wears well and grips well IMO.

    A few things to note about this tire:
    - Tire pressure is key not enough and it corners poorly. Too little and it squirms.
    - If you are one to really lean over the bike in corners you will not like this tire. The knobs only go so far to the side.

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    The 2.2 is one of the highest volume, fastest, best performing tires I've ever used. Take a hot minute to seal up properly when set up tubeless, but an amazing tire.

    I'd recommend the 2.2 any day of the week. Massive volume, a true 2.2.

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    The 2.2 will be more shock absorbing than the 2.0. But you might consider the Racesport or Protection version if you ever scrape rocks on the sidewalls.

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    Thank you for your kindhelp!! I do suffer brain deadness, as I eant to ask for any input on the race King Racesport, anyone, please? I am thinking ofit cause the sidewalls are a little thicker andmay seep less Stan's...any comment on the racesport Race King?
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    Yes, the sidewalls are thicker and will seep less Stan's.

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